We are pretty renowned for our awesome Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) parties and can’t wait for this year’s one on Saturday 2nd November! Never celebrated Day of the Dead before? Let us tell you what you’ve been missing.
Day of the Dead is like Halloween – but way cooler. It is a Mexican holiday that takes place from 31st October to 2nd November and it is a time for people to get together and remember friends and family who have died. During this period the spirits of the deceased come down to party with their loved ones, and festivals and parades take place and graves are decorated with colourful flowers, traditional foods and gifts.
The Skull Thing
The sugar skull is a famous symbol of Mexican culture and its link to the Day of the Dead began thousands of years ago when people used to keep skulls as trophies to symbolise death and rebirth. Then, later on, when sugar became big business in Mexico, people started making sugar skulls as part of their Day of the Dead festivities.
Over the years the patterns and designs have got crazy and now loads of people display them all year round because they look wicked. People even have them tattooed on their bodies.
Our Day of the Dead party, historically, is the best outside of Mexico. Everyone dresses up, there’s free face-painting and we party like its our last day on earth with music from our resident DJs, the Cash Cows, and bucket-loads of tequila.
Come down and join us on 1st November and celebrate Day of the Dead with El Camion!